‘What’s with my cupcakes recipe obsession???!!! ‘- You might ask. No, I am not all of a sudden developing a sweet tooth. I’m preparing a birthday party and the cake has to have something pink.
I think my friend will prefer to get the whimsical swimming Pigs in mud Kitkat cake. I, on the contrary, love these romantically sweet Dahlia cupcakes. That is: I prefer the look of them as I don’t really eat cupcakes. Maybe that’s why I admire that pretty floral icing. I’m not going to mess it up but just look at it. Having said this, this icing coloring is so naturally peach, that I might even dare to try a taste …
Dalia Cupcakes Recipe
photo credit: Robin ~ Bird on a Cake.
BTW. Did you see the hydrangeas cupcakes that I posted last year? Also out of this world, so beautiful!
Cupcakes & Mothers Day
These Dahlia flower cupcakes looked so pretty, I just wanted to show you.
Quick 1,2,3 How-to Make Dahlia Cupcakes
And if you want to make these Dahlia cupcakes, then hop over to the ‘Bird on a Cake’- blog., where you’ll find the complete recipe. Robin will tell you all! She’s quite the expert. She wrote tutorials for half a dozen of cake designs, if not more.
But, in short then, to pipe this kind of flowers, you’ll need a Wilton Decorating Petal Icing Tip #104 and make a series of U-shapes starting at the cake center, going all around. Do 2 layers and place the pearls in the center. Done. Robin will tell you the rest.
Now, regarding the difficulty of making the cupcake icing: these Dahlia petals appear to be a lot easier to make than the 2-tone hydrangeas flower petals, which uses another piping tip altogether, the Wilton large closed star 2D tip.
If you are into playing with icing, perhaps ‘someone’ give you a personalized Amazon Mothers Day Gift Card. Then, you could choose Wilton’s Master Tip Set as your Mothers day gift. While you are at the site, look at this too:
- You will need a piping bag, e.g. this Wilton 10“ (or larger) Featherweight Piping Bag. Great bag! If you don’t have one yet, get this one.
- As well, Wilton makes Certified-Kosher Icing Colors. Now those are pretty colors and it looks to me these are a bit healthier than the supermarket variety of food coloring.
* BTW Amazon gift cards have come a lonnnggg way. You can now get an email card, Facebook card, you can upload your own photo onto the card, etc. etc. It’s a 100% personalized gift now, and a perfect last minute gift idea for mom, as they sell everything these days at Amazon, from stunning dresses to diamonds to well… Wilton piping tips … and books and kindle accessories.. etc. Worth looking into if you haven’t yet. Comes with free printable gift greeting card.
Cake Decorating Classes
BTW. Do you know these? The online classes organized by Craftsy, one of our affiliates, are very popular these days, and they indeed have cake decorating classes!!! Yeah… Learn to decorate a cake like a Pro with this and other classes: